Worth Co. to make fee agreement with Advanced Disposal

WORTH CO., GA (WALB) - Worth County leaders are working on an agreement with a garbage disposal company to help save the county money.

In a called commission meeting Wednesday morning, Advanced Disposal and the board decided on an amendment to include a franchise fee waiver in their contract. The board and the company made an informal agreement in 2008 to wave the fee the county would receive from Advanced Disposal.

County leaders say the waiver is to balance another fee for low trash tonnage to the company.

" Advanced will be paying us, for example, $2,500," said Chairman Mike Cosby. "What they're losing on the tonnage is $3,500. So what they would basically be doing is paying us $2,500 and we would turn right back around and pay them $3,500 for the thousand dollar a month loss."

The amendment will be made once their lawyers discuss the agreement. The formal contract is expected to be reviewed and adjusted in 2017.

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